Aveva also offers Aveva PDMS 12 as a complement to Aveva Plant. (PDMS stands for plant design management system.) The software has a Microsoft Office-like interface and uses rule-based functions and checking tools to eliminate design errors, thus removing on-site delays due to inaccurate materials information, the vendor said. Moreover, designers can view an entire design at all times and create design databases by adding instances of parametric components from an existing catalog.
Using configurable PDMS applications, designers and managers can produce an array of reports and drawings, and hundreds of users can simultaneously work on a project. Standards-based P&ID integration eliminates errors that can result from the use of multiple authoring systems, while automatic change highlighting and tracking helps identify who has changed what in a design, Aveva said. Finally, since Aveva PDMS features a Programmable Macro Language, users can customize and automate the application as needed. When it is used with Aveva Global, a global design management system, PDMS offers centralized project control and communication to teams around the world.